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Notes Covering Diagrams and Cells
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Fundamental characteristics of life: • Reproduce • Grow and develop • Metabolize • Respond to environmental changes • Posses the chemicals of life • Have cells Chemicals of life: • Carbohydrates • Proteins • Lipids • Nucleic acids (genetic material) Carbohydrates • Carbohydrates or saccharides are the most abundant of the four major classes of biomolecules • Chemically simple organic compounds • Basic units!monosaccharide’s • Monosaccharide’s linked together!polysaccharides or oligosaccharides form Proteins • Proteins have many different levels of organizations Lipids • Fats, oils, waxes, cholesterol, sterols, fats-soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K) • Energy storage • Structural components of cell membranes Nucleic acids • Nucleic acids are polymers formed from linking various nucleotides • Nucleic acids are used in storage and transfer of genetic information • Examples: ⇒ DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) four bases in double helix ⇒ RNA (ribonucleic acid) four bases in single strand
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